NEW SUMMER MENU AT SWIRL…

Stellenbosch Vineyards boasting their new summer menu, in celebration of their first birthday. Here’s what Chef Livinia Plaaitjie will entice you with at Swirl.

Dolci Café – a slice of Italy in Craighall Park

… and two generations of restaurateurs. Dolci Café – one of Johannesburg’s destination restaurants when it comes to authentic Italian cuisine – has an impressive pedigree. It’s owned and run by Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd and her husband, actor Clayton Boyd (Generations: The Legacy is just one of his impressive list of credits) as well as…

Africa’s Magical Mootee in World’s Top 10

Mootee Bar opened their doors in Melville, Johannesburg, less than a year ago and already this critically acclaimed hot-spot is taking the very essence of Africa to the heart of the cocktail culture globally. Now Mootee Bar is recognised as one of this year’s top 10 best new cocktail bars in the world by the Spirited Awards.

The SECRET is out!

CLANDESTINE DINING CONCEPT, SECRET EATS, RETURNS TO ITS SOUTH AFRICAN ROOTS FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION SecretEATS is an exclusive dining experience unlike any other. Top, talented chefs and young, rising stars are invited to step out of their everyday kitchens and into a mystery location to create a once-off dining experience that leaves guests hungry for…

Belvedere Garden POP-UP BAR

From the creators of The Union Pop Up Bar THE BELVEDERE GARDEN POP UP BAR Straight off the success of two seasons in Cape Town, Belvedere the world’s original luxury Vodka brings the Secret Garden Bar to Johannesburg! Uncover a magical urban oasis in the heart of Johannesburg as Belvedere, the world’s original luxury vodka,…

Oh my, Restaurant Week Spring 2017 is kicking off on 19 October

SAVE THE DATES FOR RESTAURANT WEEK’S 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – SA’S MOST CULINARY EVENT IN JOHANNESBURG, CAPE TOWN, THE WINELANDS, PRETORIA & DURBAN – FROM 19 OCT UNTIL 5 NOV The word is out and the news is huge! Restaurant Week– the much anticipated international culinary event – is confirmed to celebrate its 5 YEAR…

Oh my, Ciao!

September 30, 2016   Definitely one of the best Zomato Foodie Meetups I’ve been to!  Thanks to the Ciao! Team and Zomato for having us. A bunch of foodies together might be rather daunting (and proved quite loud and jovial) but we were sectioned off from the rest of the restaurant in our own “dining…

Oh my, Karoo (Cattle & Land)

September 9, 2016   What an incredible evening with the Zomato-foodies at this steakhouse.  I use the term steakhouse lightly, as (Sir) Rod and the team also surprised us with a wonderful fish course. The Krone bubbly was flowing on arrival and the “nibbles” set out on the table was enough to make you salivate….

Oh my, Boston Bistro

July 7, 2016 A gem among the buzz of the new The Village development – which requires the golden oldies to keep up their top form. We dined there on a Tuesday, which meant Main-Course-special (half price) and we were pleasantly surprised with the fare. Not only is the good amazing, the portions is hearty…

Oh my, Urbanologi!

July, 2, 2016 Cancel all your plans this weekend!! Excuse yourself from your cousin’s-auntie’s-extended-stepchild’s-ballet recital and go NOW! Unfortunately I am only allowed to post a limited number of photos – but there are not enough words to describe the “amazingness” of this place. First of all, credit to Jean de Freitas for the recommendation!…

Oh my, Fermier

May, 19, 2016 Fermier, is an attempt to create a restaurant which in future can become completely self-sustainable by creating an entire “ecosystem” from the fish and vegetables to the livestock, that suits our idea of responsible, conscientious farming (and restaurant) where even “waste” is turned into a functional part of the cycle. In keeping…

Oh my, El Pistolero!

April, 15, 2016 Ariba Ariba! – Get to El Pistolero for an authentic Mexican treat!  What a wonderfully quint restaurant situated in the quiet neighbourhood of Constantia Park. The restaurant was bustling with patrons and the service staff were constantly moving around between tables – service was efficient, friendly and relaxed. This was my first…